Vito E-Cells being tested for service by Deutsche Post DHL

Kharl Prado September 4, 2010

It’s only a matter of time before electric vehicles start to increase in numbers. They not only bring with them fuel savings, but virtually zero emissions as well, making them uber-friendly to the environment. Take the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell for instance. Given a huge number of businesses that use vans for transporting their products and services, there’ll be a lot less waste and pollution floating around with electric vans taking over.

Just this week, a bunch of Vito E-Cells were presented at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Berlin as part of the company’s pro-environment program entitled GoGreen. One of their partners is Deutsche Post DHL, who are now testing the E-Cell’s capabilities under rigorous conditions. The vans are being put to the test in the company’s mail and parcel delivery services.

Driving around using solely electric power, the E-Cells are rolling around Berlin and Stuttgart with the help of the Electric Mobility for Economic Transport program that is being funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The vans are also benefitting from the Electric Mobility in Pilot Regions program that is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development.

A total of 15 vans will be delivered by the end of this year for mail and parcel delivery service duties, in addition to the company’s current fleet which numbers around 2,500, all of which are either hybrids, purely electric or running on alternative fuels.

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